Thursday, November 13, 2014

Counting the Days ‘til Christmas by Joyce Lavene


Counting the Days ‘til Christmas
By Dae O’Donnell, Mayor of Duck, NC
From Dae’s Christmas Past
By Joyce and Jim Lavene

This year in Duck, my hometown, we’re part of a big Christmas celebration – Christmas in OBX (that the Outer Banks for those of you who don’t know). Everyone is sprucing up, decorating, offering great discounts and special products in an effort to keep the town open through December.



Usually we close up tighter than a clam shell in November. We know there are no tourists coming once the weather gets cold. During the warm months, we could have 25,000 people here. That number plummets to about 500 after the Duck Jazz Festival, our last hurrah of the year.


It’s simple to understand – we’re a beach town. People want warm, relaxing days and sweet warm nights. Beach houses sit empty. Businesses close. That’s why we’re inviting everyone to come down and see us later this year. Your favorite summer playground can be your favorite winter playground too.


There’s just one hitch – the horses. Oh, not the wild horses that we all cherish so much. We’re having a small problem with pesky PHANTOM horses running down the roads at midnight, tearing up the grass and breaking lawn furniture. Pet psychic Mary Catherine Roberts is here to help us with that. I’m sure it will all be over soon.


In the meantime, come stay with us. It will be an adventure you’ll never forget!

Dae's Christmas Past is book 6 in the Missing Pieces Mysteries with psychic mayor Dae O'Donnell.

One of the best in this series! It’s Christmas time and Mayor Dae is getting ready for the Christmas festivites. A trip back in time, a new friend who can speak to animals and murder make this holiday whodunit a book you will not want to see end. Jim and Joyce are master story-tellers and that have shown that again with this great read!
~Shelley’s Book Case
If you haven’t fallen in love with Dae and Duck already, the upcoming ‘holiday season’ would be the perfect time. And if you’ve been a really good boy or girl this year, maybe Santa will send some of the previous “Missing Pieces Mysteries” in your Christmas stocking this year!
~Back Porchervations
The writing team of Jim and Joyce Lavene never cease to amaze me…The spiritual and enchantment element that Jim and Joyce put in the novel was so believable…
~Melina’s Book Blog
I have enjoyed Dae’s Christmas Past…Lots of drama, relationships with small town life.
~readalot
Joyce and Jim have done another great job of crafting this story. If you like the paranormal twist to your mysteries, you will surely enjoy DAE’S CHRISTMAS PAST.
~Christa Reads and Writes
I love Joyce and Jim Lavene and what they dish up they are fabulous with their story telling ability!
~Community Bookstop



WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY LEAVING YOUR NAME AND EMAIL WITH A COMMENT! A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED BY NOVEMBER 14th.



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26 comments:

  1. I love the cover with the phantom horse, and the story of the psychic mayor Dae O'Donnell. Love ponies and beach towns, this book is certainly a draw for me. Lorraine at monstercreed@yahoo.com

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  2. I am not familiar with this series but definitely one I will put on my list to buy the next time I'm at Barnes & Nobles. It sounds like a great series and yes, I always like Christmas mysteries. dbahn@iw.net

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  3. I'm way behind in this series and have a NEED to read and catch up!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  4. I really like this series. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  5. This is a great series, so I would love to read this new book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. Love this series and I'm anxious to add it to my collection.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  7. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.
    dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  8. This looks like an interesting series! I have to confess I don't think I've ever heard of it
    Kim
    Kjohnson952@yahoo.com

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  9. I love the cover on this title... way different from the previous ones. I'd love to add this to my home library and put it with the rest of your books.

    NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Phantom horses on the outer bank. Intriguing
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  11. What a wonderful giveaway and feature. Sounds fascinating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. A great series which interests me greatly. Dramatic cover. elliotbencan(t)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. The horse fading into the waves... kbylsma(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Phantom horses will, definitely, be an adventure! Congratulations!


    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  15. Love the cover and would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!
    edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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  16. This sounds fabulous. Love the idea of phantom horses.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  17. This is a great series. No matter what name you use, your books are wonderful.

    lynettek51@yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Love this series and always enjoy a visit to Duck.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  19. Love the pics really brings the images to mind. Vanessa P - lavendersbluegreen@yahoo.com

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  20. Ugh... I think my comment disappeared!
    I do love the pictures - they really help my imagery...
    Vanessa - lavendersbluegreen@yahoo.com

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  21. Sorry but I wasn't able to comment on everyone;s post. Thanks so much for stopping by. Rebecca Prazak is my winner for a copy of Dae's Christmas Past! See you next month on December 13th!

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